Vacancy: Airbnb Community Relationship Manager – Caribbean and Central America
About the Company
Standing on Giants is the world’s first agency for businesses that want to build a brand-owned, online community. We empower businesses to build thriving online communities that put their customers at the centre of everything they do. Born from the team that created the revolutionary community-led model at mobile disruptor giffgaff, Standing on Giants now works with leading businesses like Airbnb, O2, Tesco Bank and Utilita, helping them launch successful communities that deliver real results. We are Khoros Kudos award-winners in 2020, recognising our work as Best-In-Class.
We are proud to be the first online community company to attain B Corp Certification, meaning we ascribe to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. As a company, our vision is a world where business works for the benefit of people and planet, not just profit, powered by trusting and collaborative communities. As a result, it’s important that we take active steps towards this every day in our work. Our people are, therefore, of central importance. We have a range of employee benefits to enable you to do your job to the best of your ability and we pride ourselves on our supportive, open environment and shared efforts to keep our working practices as sustainable as possible.
About the Role
As a Community Relationship Manager for Airbnb, you will be focused on developing deep relationships with engaged Airbnb Hosts, devising and implementing engagement strategies and supporting the Host Community education of local policies and regulations in the Caribbean and Central America, as part of the Community Leaders programme. The Community Leaders are Hosts who have volunteered to bring the Host community in their area together in a local Host Club to collaborate, share, and collectively grow with Airbnb.
Client and stakeholder management
- Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, and participate in cross-functional meetings at a local level to represent the Hosts’ voice and the Community Team priorities.
- Manage and allocate budgets to maximise business impact with community stakeholders.
- Show initiative by suggesting and driving improvements to programs.
- Create and execute a community strategy
Recruitment/Onboarding – selecting Community Leaders who meet Airbnb’s criteria and setting them up for success
- Assess applications
- Manage the interview process
- Provide guidance and training on their role
Relationship Management/Ongoing support – being the main point of contact for your group of Community Leaders and supporting them
- Regular check-ins with the Community Leaders you manage (phone/video call)
- Develop resources and programming
- Send content ideas and materials to your Leaders every week
- Answer Leader emails and concerns
- Handle remediation should a Leader need to exit the program
Performance tracking/ reporting – assessing how the Facebook groups run by your Leaders are performing and reporting back to the client
- Track performance towards goals and identify any opportunities or risks
- Remediation of at-risk Leaders who are underperforming
- Provide specific feedback and insights to your Leaders on their performance and how they can improve
- Use Salesforce to report on the performance of the Facebook groups
- Use provided dashboards to understand the club and geographical data to support projects
- Fluent in English and Spanish
- Ability to build and maintain relationships and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders – high emotional intelligence
- Strong presentation skills – confident in delivering to large volumes of community members both in person and via online webinar
- Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal) and confidence in dealing with people regularly on the phone/video calls and in person
- Ability to take the initiative and work independently
- Self-motivated, flexible and able to prioritise tasks
- Strong analytical skills and ability to research information to provide answers
- Problem-solving attitude
- Ability to use data to make informed decisions
- Ability to work with others
- Ability to manage conflicts effectively
- Attentive to detail and organised
- Ability to form strategies for projects independently
- Technical skills, including knowledge of Facebook groups, Salesforce, Google Suite and Apple Macs is an advantage
- Experience in managing Facebook groups, online communities (forums) or similar client-facing operational experience
Nice to have
- Experience in relationship management, sales or account management
- Events experience (organising, hosting or supporting)
- Experience working in Customer Service
- Knowledge of multiple languages
We are an Equal Opportunities employer, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.
Please note that successful applicants will be subject to criminal and financial background checks as part of our onboarding process.